Nike Advanced Winter Golf Camp, Arizona
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE FUN AT NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS
Join us this winter break for our Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camp in Phoenix, Arizona and work on your skills with some of America’s top coaches. National Director of Instruction, Jeff Ritter, and his staff of assistants look forward to leading campers in daily instruction, course play, and other fun activities.
Sister location to our flagship golf camp in Pebble Beach, CA, the advanced overnight camp at Ocotillo Golf Club is designed for tournament-level golfers looking to take their game to a more competitive level. With top instruction at one of the Phoenix area’s finest golf facilities, this program is a one-of-a-kind experience to develop your game in a warm winter climate. Come see for yourself why thousands of junior golfers attend our Nike programs all across the country.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio
- Instruction from internationally recognized teaching professionals
- 9-18 holes of daily course play (first day shortened due to afternoon check-in)
- Seminars on tournament preparation, mental toughness, golf fitness, and opportunities beyond junior golf
- Camper amenity package including Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised evening activities
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Camp Director Jeff Ritter
In addition to acting as National Director for Nike Junior Golf Camps, Jeff Ritter is the CEO/Founder of MAKE THE TURN Performance, A Golf Channel Academy at Poppy Hills G.C. in Pebble Beach, California.View Jeff Ritter's Bio ⟩
An accomplished coach, author and speaker, his passion for high performance living has set him apart as one of the game’s most respected leaders. A Golf Digest Top Ranked Teacher, Golf Tips Magazine Top 30 Teacher, and Golf Channel on air talent, his lessons provide players across the globe with the tools and inspiration to perform their very best.
A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff’s articles appear in Golf Digest Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, Golf Channel Digital and Golf Punk Magazine in the United Kingdom. He has also been seen and heard on ESPN, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Radio, Sirius XM Radio, The Golf Channel's Lesson Tee Live, Swing Fix and Morning Drive. In 2014 he created and produced the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series on Golf Digest TV, which was seen by 20 million viewers. In 2016 Jeff was featured on Golf Channel as host of National Instruction Day where he presented a full day of live coaching to viewers around the world.
For more information about Jeff visit www.mttperformance.com
Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA
From: Lancaster, PA
Coach Aaron Olson
I’ve been working with Jeff Ritter assisting and running Nike Junior Golf Programs across the globe for seven seasons. Coach Olson was recently elected to the list of "Best Teachers in California" by Golf Digest.View Aaron Olson's Bio ⟩
I’ve been working with Jeff Ritter assisting and running Nike Junior Golf Programs across the globe for seven seasons. Coach Olson was recently elected to the list of "Best Teachers in California" by Golf Digest.
Lives in: Pacific Grove, CA
Golf Instructor at MAKE THE TURN PERFORMANCE in Pebble Beach, CA.
Staff Cate Ritter
Our camps are proud to showcase heath and nutritional coaching from top nutritionist Cate Ritter. The “go to” girl for for some of the world’s top publications, Cate’s road to nutrition was literally born on the links.View Cate Ritter's Bio ⟩
A top ranked Northern California junior and standout collegiate athlete, Cate speaks the player’s language, clearly understanding the demands and rigors of tournament golf. Her passion for the game was the catalyst behind creating special programs dedicated to competitive players to better achieve their personal and professional performance goals.
Still an avid golfer, Cate’s golf-based nutrition tips have appeared in Golf Digest Woman, Golf Infuzion Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, GolfPunk Magazine, the 19th Hole Magazine, The Arizona Republic as well as ABC TV. Cate's invaluable contribution to the Nike Junior Golf Camp experience serves to inspire kids in the simple ideas and principles behind living and playing your best for a lifetime! Cate is especially excited to be joining us this summer as she has fond memories a Pebble Beach. In fact, if you make your way to the Pebble Beach clubhouse you'll find her name on a perpetual trophy for her participation in the 1999 Tournament of Champions conducted by the Junior Golf Association of Northern California!
Built upon a holistic approach to achieving peak athletic performance, our programs infuse clinics on nutrition, golf fitness, sports psychology, college golf and dream building into the camp experience. It is this diversified approach to learning that provides kids with not only the skills to play better golf, but the tools take charge of their lives physically and emotionally as well.Show Less See More Camp Details
The overnight option includes all golf activities, meals, and hotel accommodations.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
The extended day option is open to local, advanced junior golfers who do not require overnight accommodations. This program includes all golf activities, as well as lunch and dinner each day. Extended Day campers will check-in with the overnight campers on the first day for introduction and the pizza party on the first evening.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers.
We recommend that campers flying to camp arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l Airport. Campers must secure their own transportation to and from the airport.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
For the duration of the program, campers and staff will stay at the Holiday Inn Phoenix, Chandler, located conveniently across the street from Ocotillo Golf Club.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:00am Morning discussions at practice facility and skills demonstrations from the staff covering each facet of the game
- 8:30am Instruction - station rotation, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00pm Course play with staff members. Tournament setting with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play including course management, club/shot selection, mental toughness and much more
- 6:00pm Dinner, free-time
- 8:00pm Evening session - Roundtable discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf. Guest speakers, topics to include sports psychology, mental toughness, fitness and nutrition
- 10:00pm Lights out
OCOTILLO GOLF CLUB
Ocotillo Golf Club adheres to the highest standards of course conditions and customer service, creating an incredible experience at what has become known as one of Arizona's finest daily-fee facilities. Designed by Ted Robinson, Ocotillo Golf Club opened in 1986 and is recognized as a Top 50 Resort by Golf World and a 4 1/2 star golf course by Golf Digest.
A traditional-style course, Ocotillo Golf Club's lush fairways, cascading waterfalls and colorful flora offer a unique contrast to the desert landscaped courses that permeate the Valley. Ocotillo Golf Club features three nine-hole courses played in combinations with yardages ranging from 6,782 to 7,016 from the back tees and 5,128 to 5,134 from the forward tees. The Blue-Gold combination plays as the most difficult, with a rating of 72.2 and slope of 133 from the back tees.
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The constant instruction and encouragement from the staff was the real benefit. Morning training rotations were like being on the set for The Big Break. Everything at camp was done in a fun and positive manner. The Edufii app was a neat way to stay connected without being a helicopter parent.
— Jeff W., Parent - Review from Jeff Ritter's camp in Monterey
I used to love the Junior Overnight Camps at Pebble Beach. As I started to become a better golfer, I wanted to take my game to a higher level. The Advanced camp really helped me tackle important tournament strategy, work ethic and mental toughness. They fine-tuned my game and got me ready for college golf.
— Carl K. Junior Advanced Camper
Great for Competitive Players
This camp is best suited for competitive players looking to take their game to the next level. There is tons of golf each day, great discussion topics and excellent coaching. Very impressed with the program.
— Timothy D. Parent
Will Be Back for a Fourth Year
They run a fantastic camp. My sons improved much more significantly through the Nike Advanced Camp than they ever had through individual instruction at our country club. The advanced program is all about the golf and I can see the benefits in their games. This is now my third year sending them and they will be back a fourth.
— Amanda M. Parent of Junior Advanced Campers